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Providence County covers 413 square miles of Rhode Island. If Rhode Island is 1045 square miles, What percent of Rhode Island's area is Providence County? Round to the nearest tenth.
Can somone like explain to me how to do this.

MATH 
Ms. Sue,
Divide and multiply the decimal answer by 100.
413/1045 = 0.395215
0.395215 * 100 = 39.5% 
MATH 
Anonymous,
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